Thursday, March 12, 2009

Got to. This America, Man

Thanks to Kottke and John Cole.

Suspect: I’m sayin’, every Friday night in an alley behind the Cut Rate, we rollin’ bones, you know? I mean all them boys, we roll til late.
McNulty: Alley crap game, right?
Suspect: Like every time, Snot, he’d fade a few shooters, play it out til the pot’s deep. Snatch and run.
McNulty: What, every time?
Suspect: Couldn’t help hisself.
McNulty: Let me understand you. Every Friday night, you and your boys are shootin’ craps, right? And every Friday night, your pal Snot Boogie… he’d wait til there’s cash on the ground and he’d grab it and run away? You let him do that?
Suspect: We’d catch him and beat his ass but ain’t nobody never go past that.
McNulty: I gotta ask you: if every time Snot Boogie would grab the money and run away… why’d you even let him in the game?
Suspect: What?
McNulty: Well, if Snot Boogie always stole the money, why’d you let him play?
Suspect: Got to. This America, man.


  1. ain't that touching!?

    patriotic and all.

  2. Barb, I presume that comment is facetious or ironic or something, but would you care to elaborate. I'm not being contentious, just curious.

  3. dunno about barb, but i actually do find that patriotic, of a sorts anyway.